This morning, RTVE announced the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Thus, it has been confirmed that the spirit of the Benidorm Festival will be rescued and will serve as a preselection for the artist who represents Spanish Television in Italy next May. Will be made three galas, two semifinals and a grand final, which will be broadcast at the beginning of the year.
“We think that you have to dedicate yourself time to choose the best representative of our country “, explained Amalia Martínez de Velasco, the content director at RTVE, on the election. This new Benidorm Festival will be broadcast on all Spanish Television platforms: linear television, on the Internet and on the radio.
Without giving much detail about the dynamics of the contest, he talked about how “It will mix an expert jury with the public” to choose the best candidate, “And maybe an international jury.”
Martínez de Velasco explained that this contest is “an open and plural call, in which it will bet on the musical talent of young and established artists, with the support of the music industry to turn this Festival into what it should be ”.
Thus, it points out that it is a project with “a lot of ambition, we want to place ourselves on another level”And affirms that from now on Eurovision will have a long-term strategy, with annual planning. “You must work from the day after the previous one ends “, value.
Influencing the good audiences of Eurovision and how it connects with the young public, the future shortlist will be dedicated to “promoting the musical talent of this country. Combine good songs with solvent artists, a careful show and a current musical sound “.
In that sense, he pointed out that he wants to have new talents, and that they will look for the best possible formula, since there are good artists, good composers and there are also artists who already work with their own composers. The intention is that the participating songs are already known next fall and promises that the song that represents Spain in Eurovision will have a great promotion so that when the moment of truth arrives the theme “has sounded and seduced the entire European population”.
To obtain a good result, there will be “a working group of experts in the house ”and that will be supported by“ external advice to have the best experts and make this Festival a success. He also explained that a new head of delegation will be appointed soon and that it will be communicated “shortly”.
Regarding Junior Eurovision, Martínez de Velasco has confirmed the participation of Spain, and that he will bet on an internal election once again. “Junior Eurovision’s past guarantees success”, He assures.
In order to Toni Perez, the mayor of Benidorm, the Levantine city is “the best place to catapult voices, music and songs” and he took advantage of his intervention to “Encourage composers, musicians and performers” to participate in this contest.
According José Manuel Pérez Tornero, the president of the Corporation, the objective of this bet is “empower young people, generate employment and regain the illusion”. As he explained, Ximo Puig came up with the idea of “uniting the intergenerational nostalgia for Benidorm with a commitment to the transformation of the future”, which has resulted in this strong commitment to the Festival. “They aspire to win in the future. We come here to win, to give young music a chance” with the intention of “abandon melancholy and bad results”.
For his part, the president Ximo Puig He stressed that the Valencian Community is a “land of musicians” and highlighted the Benidorm Festival. About the project, it highlights how it combines “music, Europe and hope”. Thus, he recalled how Eurovision emerged as a way to unite Europe after World War II, and believes that now there is “a certain parallel” while we are “coming out of the pandemic in what is the soul and the joint emotion that can only be lived through art, music and culture ”.
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